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Price Poco X3 Pro
First configuration
CPU / GPU Performance
Benchmark Antutu/3DMark
Network performance
Wifi performance
GPS performance
Battery range
Photo camera test
Audio quality
Screen quality
Operating system
Test / Review conclusion

Poco X3 Pro : test / review

Published on: 24-03-2021 / Modified: 11-12-2022
The Poco family has grown, two new models were announced at the end of March to be marketed in early April, these are the Poco X3 Pro and the Poco F3. This article will focus on the Poco X3 Pro.

I had tested the Poco X3 last year, this phone had a good score except for network sensitivity where it was among the worst phones tested. The Poco X3 was marketed aimed at gamers because it offered a very interesting price / performance ratio. I found at the time that this positioning was too limited because the Poco X3 could meet the expectations of a much larger audience than gamers. The Poco X3 Pro seems to follow the same path taking a big leap forward in performance and here too Poco is aimed at a gaming audience but again I think this phone will appeal to a wider audience.

What are the changes made by this Poco X3 Pro compared to the previous model?

The Poco X3 Pro broadly incorporates the specificities of the X3 range, it is very similar in size and its design is also very similar, so it is not at the level of its exterior appearance that it will stand out from the previous model. The screen also appears to be identical (size, resolution and IPS LCD in both cases). The weight is the same (215 gr)

For the photo part, the front camera seems to be the same, on the other hand for the main sensor at the back I note a regression. The Poco X3 used the Sony IMX 682 whereas the Poco X3 Pro uses the Sony IMX 582. The Sony IMX 582 is not a bad photo sensor but this regression is curious.

The novelty comes from the CPU and GPU which should allow performance to be increased by 50% compared to the previous model, this performance increase will be accompanied by an adapted cooling system.

Why should we buy it with so few new things?

The Poco X3 stood out for its price / performance ratio, it's the same with the Poco X3 Pro, it is launched at $ 199 from April 1. The Poco X3 Pro therefore becomes the most powerful phone in this price range.

If you want to take advantage of this introductory offer: Poco X3 Pro at $ 199 (Aliexpress exclusive)

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Structure of my tests

I test the phones according to a pre-established structure (see below) to provide you with as much information as possible. Unfortunately, this takes a long time. Some tests like network performance tests take several days and for photo tests I sometimes have to wait until the weather is suitable to take pictures in good conditions. I am therefore obliged to publish the tests step by step, so I invite you to come back if the test is not complete at the time of your visit.

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04/01/2021 Order of the Poco X3 Pro in presale on Aliexpress.
04/07/2021 I have received the Poco X3 Pro, so the test can begin.

Why this phone?

Since I have to buy most of the phones that I test and don't have unlimited means, I have to make choices like you and sometimes those choices mean I have to buy a phone based on a hunch because no one has it. 'tested before. Fortunately, there are elements that allow me to improve my intuition and among those there is the history of the brand

The Poco brand reappeared on the market in 2020 after few years of silence, I bought all the Poco that were launched in 2020 (Poco F2 PRo, Poco X3, Poco M3) and each time Poco has managed to establish itself as the best alternative to Xiaomi in each segment of price. So I don't take a lot of risks buying this new Poco blindly.

The Poco X3 Pro does not bring great innovations, this is also rarely the case at Xiaomi, its strong point is its price / performance ratio. There is currently nothing more powerful than the Poco X3 Pro at this price point. Power is an argument for gamers but not only because beyond performance, the Poco X3 Pro takes the good basics of the Poco X3 which was already a good phone. If you missed the X3, then you can catch up on the X3 Pro with a more capable phone. Gamer or not gamer, so it doesn't matter.


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The Poco brand returned to the market in 2020 and has asserted itself with a very pronounced style that can be found right from the packaging. Poco's two basic colors are black and yellow, no other brand uses the same color combination, you can't go wrong.

The box of the Poco X3 Pro is quite classic, it contains the phone wrapped in protective plastic, a charger, a USB-C cable and a soft and transparent silicone shell. Poco added some Poco stickers in the sleeve with the manual, I don't know if they are for the phone or if you need to stick them on your car but I found it funny. Poco undoubtedly relies on its customers to talk about the brand.

First configuration

The first configuration of the Poco X3 Pro is in all respects similar to the brand's other phones running MIUI 12 with still this partially subtle approach to encourage you to use the Xiaomi cloud rather than the Google one. The phone can recover applications from another phone and it turns out that my last backup was that of the Poco X3. So I used this backup to configure the Poco X3 Pro and I was very surprised by the installation speed of the 81 applications in my backup. This process can sometimes take a long time on slower phones, I didn't have to wait longer than 10 minutes on the Poco X3 Pro. This comes from the storage technology used by the Poco X3 Pro, it uses UFS 3.1 which can double your file transfer speed. So this is not just a selling point, it can be felt very quickly when using the phone.


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The Poco X3 Pro uses the same lines as the Poco X3, we can recognize it by its size and its large photo block which stands out at the back of the phone. The X3 Pro also takes the same type of design on the back with the Poco branding on a smooth strip wedged between two hatched strips. It was already the case on the previous model, I just find that the color effect is more successful on the Poco X3 Pro, I felt less the plastic effect that this kind of phone can sometimes cause.

For the rest of the phone it's really very classic, the phone is imposing and heavy but it offers a huge screen area of 6.67 inches. It is in any case not in its format and its design that the Poco X3 Pro will stand out.

When I tested the previous model, I was often asked the question about the gaming orientation of the model. Poco undoubtedly wants to push this phone towards gamers but that does not mean that it is not suitable for non-gamers, on the contrary. It's a versatile phone that will appeal to a larger segment of the population, so don't stop at its gaming aspect.

I took some pictures of the Poco X3 Pro next to the previous model and apart from the color you really have to look to find differences.


The information below comes from the Device Info HW application. The application provides detailed technical information about the tested phone.The Poco X3 Pro is positioned as a performance-oriented phone for a moderate price, and that's certainly its easiest selling point to explain. I would add to that some other interesting elements like the use of UFS 3.1 memory which has the effect of offering very good read / write performance. In UFS 3.1 the Poco X3 Pro offers a reading speed up to 3x faster than a phone using UFS 2.0.

The Poco X3 Pro is also equipped with a powerful heat dissipation system which not only helps preserve the components when you push performance hard but you won't either. that sometimes unpleasant feeling of heat when playing or filming in 4k. The Samsung Galaxy S20 is a good example of a phone with poor heat dissipation, sometimes it can get so hot that you are going to want to take your hand away. I did a temperature test by running a greedy app for more than 10 minutes, the temperature only rose 8 ° C to reach 32 ° C. It's a great performance.

The screen takes the same basics of what Poco has already done for other models by offering a large IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of up to 240hz. This will make your gaming experience even smoother.

I took a screenshot of the technical specifications below. I see some differences compared to the previous model like the sound chipset and the magnetometer. The screen does not seem to be the same, that of the Poco X3 Pro indicates a frequency of 60hz where the previous model indicated 120hz.

CPU / GPU Performance

The Poco X3 Pro is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 CPU, I think it is the first phone that is equipped with this CPU. So I don't have a reference in another phone to compare the performance but in theory, the Poco X3 Pro should be able to offer a performance comparable to a Huawei P40 or even a Samsung Galaxy S20. These phones cost 2-3 times more than the Poco. The price / performance ratio is therefore extremely competitive.

The Poco X3 Pro is equipped with a Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU which also offers a level of performance comparable to what is done at the top of the range. So you can play any game or use any application with this phone and with 6Gb of base memory, multitasking will not be a problem.

Benchmark Antutu/3DMark

I got a score of 486466 points with Antutu, this places the Poco X3 Pro among the best performing phones I have tested. The result does not surprise me, Poco wanted to offer a super powerful phone for a super aggressive price, they took up the challenge because in this price zone, there is nothing that can exceed a Poco X3 Pro ( for the moment anyway).

Beyond this result, there is also something else that I wanted to mention. The score is the result of several tests including specific tests on the CPU, GPU, memory and fluidity of the phone. The performance of the CPU is excellent, that of the GPU is even better but the memory score is really impressive because we find here the effect of UFS 3.1, the memory score of the Poco X3 Pro exceeds the score of the Samsung Galaxy S20 which costs 3 times more expensive!

This phone has been positioned as a phone for gamers and it responds well to this expectation but its performance and especially its memory performance make it a particularly fluid phone to use and this would appeal to a audience much larger than that of gamers.


To test the performance in game, I download the mobile PUBG game and evaluate the in-game experience, graphics level and depth of vision. This game is quite demanding and should help you evaluating the performance of a phone.
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In-game performance is one of the main selling points of the Poco X3 Pro and performance is guaranteed. PUBG Mobile can run in maximum detail and the game does not experience any stuttering. The experience is therefore very good, but the screen also plays a big role and this is not seen on the video. With its refresh rate at 240hz, the movements are perfectly fluid and to top it off, the phone does not heat up.

Network performance

The Poco X3 Pro is compatible with most 3G and 4G frequencies in Europe.

Signal 4G (before december 2020)

The ability to pick up the network correctly is an essential element for a phone but it is only very rarely measured. To measure a phone's ability to pick up the network, I perform a large number of measurements on the same cells to be able to compare phones under similar conditions. The signal is measured in dBm, a value of -90dBm indicates a worse signal than -70dBm. These measurements are therefore taken under real conditions and not in a laboratory, they are not scientific but give a good indication of performance.

Signal 4G (from December 2020)

I decided to change the methodology for measuring the network because I noticed that the configuration of the mobile network changes over time. This makes it more difficult to compare phones because the conditions are no longer exactly the same.

To overcome this problem, I set up a device that captures 24 hours a day about ten parameters from the mobile network (ex: cell id, rssi, rsrq, snr, frequency,...). I then place the phone next to the device for 24 to 48 hours taking the same measurements so that I can compare them.

Overview of the phones tested with this methodology

The Poco X3 was at the bottom of the 4G signal sensitivity rankings and I have received numerous testimonials that its network connectivity is not very good. The Poco X3 Pro uses a different modem so I expected the results to be better and luckily it is. I carried out more than 1800 measurements to obtain an average of -92.91 dBm with the Poco against -91.45 dBm for my measuring device. The Poco is not the best phone in the ranking, but it is a big step up from the previous model.
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On the measurement graph, we see that the red zone (measuring device) obtains a better signal (best = minimum value) on plus or minus 50% of the measurements, this means die that the Poco managed to do better than the measuring device, this is not common. The Poco X3 Pro therefore has good sensitivity to the 4G network.

Download/Upload speed

To test the download speed, I have identified some 4G cells offering good performance where I test all my devices several times to see what download and upload speed they can achieve.

Wifi performance

To test a phone's ability to receive the network properly, I take measurements near my router and then remotely (and always at the same place). This gives me an average in dBm where a value of -90 dBm indicates poorer performance than a value at -30 dBm.

Wifi signal

The Poco X3 Pro uses the same WiFi chip as the Redmi Note 10 and I got a very similar sensitivity score with = 15 dBm near the router and -65 dBm away. It's a good score, the Poco X3 Pro has good wifi sensitivity.

Download/Upload speed

To test the speed in Wifi, I connect to my router in 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz (if available) and use the Ookla application to measure the speed.

GPS performance

To test the quality of the GPS signal I use the Offline Maps application and I make the same train trip in pedestrian mode. Why? In pedestrian mode, the GPS does not artificially correct the signal to stick to the road, it has no markings, so you can see the actual position. I then use an application to measure the accuracy of the signal.
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I obtained an accuracy at 3 meters outside, it is an average score and the difference of 3m can be corrected by your gps application which will put you back on the path . The power of the phone will have a major advantage here in updating your map, you will not have the effect of delay between your position and what the map will display.

I took a look at the GPS frequencies used and I only saw one frequency for each network (GPS, Galileo, ...).

Battery range

The Poco X3 Pro has a 5160 mAh battery, it is an above average capacity which mechanically translates into good autonomy of 3 to 4 days in normal use and 1 to 2 days in intensive use.
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The battery charge is fairly fast up to 80%, beyond this percentage the charge is much slower as shown in this graph. It took almost 30 minutes for the last 20 percent. This is not abnormal behavior, I have often seen this kind of behavior.

I got a battery life very similar to the Poco X3, it's normal because it's exactly the same battery. With the screen on to the maximum, the phone lasts for more than 10 hours and with the screen at 50%, the battery life increases to 28 hours. It's not the best score I got, but it's more than enough to get good battery life. The energy consumption is not linear, if the screen is on at 100% it consumes almost 3 times more than at 50%.

Photo camera test

To test the quality of photos produced by a phone, I do a technical test (resolution, sharpness, chromatic aberration,...) in studio (identical conditions) to evaluate the technical part objectively. From the second half of 2020, I built my own laboratory to take completely objective technical measurements. I then take pictures in real conditions to see how the camera performs. I then evaluate these photos according to my criteria but I publish the photos so that you can evaluate the result according to your criteria.


The Poco X3 Pro does not innovate at the photo level because it re-uses a sensor launched two years ago. I had already had the opportunity to test the Sony IMX 582 with a Xiaomi in 2019, it was at the time a good photo sensor and it is still the case today but there are other more powerful models. . Poco therefore bet everything on the performance of the phone rather than focusing on the photo as was the case for the Redmi Note 10 Pro. I find it unfortunate but I also understand the reasons which pushed them to do it. If this Poco was a reference in terms of photography, it would compete with other models from Xiaomi.

Default app

The default photo application has not changed since MIUI 12, it is overall well designed and allows you to customize the most frequently used modes. I repeat it often but the biggest flaw of this application is to display the settings in superimposition of the photo zone and in full light these settings are absolutely illegible.

Photo quality

Photo test / studio

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The Poco X3 Pro uses the Sony IMX 582 as the main sensor, it is not a new sensor, I tested it for the first time on a Xiaomi ... 2 years ago! Xiaomi has decided to re-use it for several new models like the Redmi Note 10 and the Poco X3 Pro. It is not a bad sensor, quite the contrary, but it is not very innovative.

For its passage in the studio, I obtain the same kind of result as the other models using this sensor. Under artificial light the sensor produces photos that are a little too dark, this can be easily corrected in pro mode by playing with the shutter speed. The level of sharpness is good, the depth of field is quite low, the colors are correctly rendered. No surprise here, the result is quite comparable to other phones in this price range.

Photo test / sunny

Main sensor: Sony IMX 582
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The weather was quite cloudy for this photo outing, I had beautiful sunshine at the start and then the weather gradually got better overcast and the light quality has deteriorated. These are ideal conditions for testing the camera under quite different conditions.

On sunny days, the Sony IMX 582 produces good photos with good detail. The photos are correctly exposed, the colors lack saturation a little (the sky tends towards cyan when it was indeed blue), the level of detail is good. When the light goes down, the Sony IMX 582 tends to take pictures that are slightly too dark like the pictures in my studio. This makes it possible to keep a maximum of details, for example at cloud level, but all the rest of the decor is immersed in a darker area. To reduce this problem, limit the presence of the sky to about 1/3 of the photo.

I have sometimes taken the same photo several times alternating AI / HDR and night mode but I did not find that these features produced good results because the AI tends to give a bluish tint to photos and HDR is not very useful if the light is good.

In manual mode (introductory photo of this paragraph), it is possible to force the exposure so that it brings out areas that are too dark and give a little more saturation to the colors , the Sony IMX 582 is capable of producing RAW files that you can edit later with Photoshop.

Ultra wide angle sensor
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Sensors of this type produce generally poorer photos than the main sensor, there are several reasons for this. First there is the amount of light entering the sensor, the photos produced are often darker. Distortion is another common problem with this kind of sensor. So don't expect to take better photos with this kind of sensor, but I think they are moving in the right direction. The ultra wide angle sensor of the Poco X3 Pro positively surprised me because under the sun it produces better exposed photos than the main sensor and the colors are also more saturated, the sky is blue instead of cyan. On the other hand, there is a loss in terms of details but I find that it is quite limited compared to what I have already had the opportunity to test.

When the brightness decreases, the underexposure is clearly visible but it has the advantage of keeping the detail at sky level.

Photo test / cloudy

Not yet available / tested

Test photo / night

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The Poco X3 Pro does well for night photography as long as you use night mode and limit yourself to the main sensor. In normal mode, the Sony IMX 582 is perfectly capable of taking night photos but they will lack detail and digital noise will be visible. In night mode, it recomposes multiple photos to produce a single one with better exposure and a higher level of detail. Night mode really works for static scenes, I'm still surprised how easily such photos can be produced.

On the other hand, the ultra wide-angle sensor should be forgotten for this kind of photo, it is not able to capture enough light to properly expose the photo. The photos are very dark and very smooth, the loss of details is really very important.

Gcam works very well on the Poco X3, I added the mention "gcam" on the photos taken with this application. The result is good, but the difference with Xiaomi's night mode is not really obvious. The advantage of Gcam lies in the possibility of using much more advanced settings but not many people will tire of doing this kind of thing because the results with the default settings are already very good. Gcam is a bit slower than night mode but for very dark scenes like a starry sky you can get very good results.

Video quality


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I often write that video stabilization is a feature that is only effective on high end phones and so far that was true until this Poco came along on the market. The Poco X3 Pro is the first mid-range phone I've tested that offers decent stabilization in 4k, it's even quite impressive. The pixel recalculation is almost invisible and the jerking of the steps is almost completely absorbed.

Video normale conditions
1080p video test with zoom
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4k video test 30 fps with zoom
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The Poco X3 Pro is capable of filming in 4k 30 fps. The quality of the video is quite good, the video is quite sharp, the focus is fast and the exposure changes are not visible. The zoom level is quite good, especially in 4k where the loss of detail still makes it possible to clearly distinguish the geese that I film in the second video. The IMX 582 sensor may not be brand new, but it is still capable of producing good videos.

Video low light

Not yet available / tested

Audio quality

To test the quality of the phone's audio output, I connect the device's audio output to a measuring tool, then play sounds on all frequencies and measure the differences between the original sound and the sound produced by the phone. In this way I measure the phone's ability to correctly reproduce all sounds.

Frequency Response

This test is intended to test the device's ability to correctly reproduce all frequencies. The white line in the middle of the graph is the ideal situation and the other colors come from tests on different phones. A deviation from the reference line indicates a deviation from the ideal situation. To see good sound at all frequencies, it is therefore necessary to get as close as possible to the reference line.
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The Poco X3 Pro is able to reproduce most frequencies fairly faithfully, deviations from the reference are minimal. I compared it with its predecessor and the difference is not very big, the Poco X3 Pro offers better reproduction of sound at low frequencies and slightly worse reproduction of sound at high frequency. To the ear, the difference is imperceptible. The sound quality is good on all frequencies.

Dynamic Range

This test is designed to test a phone's ability to play sounds at different volume levels. Here too, the phones must be as close as possible to the reference.
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The Poco X3 Pro produces quite a powerful sound, more powerful than the X3, and the quality of this sound remains good at maximum volume, the distortion is really limited.

Noise Level

This test aims to identify if the device under test is able to reproduce sounds without too much noise. A high score indicates a low parasite rate, a lower score indicates a higher presence of parasites.
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I haven't noticed any interference problem with the Poco X3 Pro. This phone produces good sound quality, it is undoubtedly one of the best references in this price range. It lacks a little something to be compared to phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10 + but with such a price difference the Poco X3 Pro offers a lot better value for money.

Screen quality

To test the screen, I use a colorimetric probe that measures the color accuracy of a screen, as well as other parameters to see if a screen is able to correctly reproduce an image. I also test the brightness level to determine if the screen will be able to display an image in full sunlight.


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The Poco X3 Pro uses an IPS LCD display and I find it a shame that Xiaomi did not make the same effort as with the Redmi range by using an Amoled display. The IPS LCD screen of the Poco X3 Pro offers good colorimetry, I measured a dE of 2.0, it is a very good score but it is in terms of contrast that this screen loses a bit in quality compared to the Redmi range.

Brightness / Contrast

I measured a contrast of just over 1200: 1, it's a pretty average contrast and as I wrote in the previous paragraph, it's particularly a shame because Xiaomi has shown that they can market a screen Amoled in this price range. This lack of contrast is not a blocking point but it is visible to a trained eye.

I measured a maximum brightness of 470 cd / m² (in sun mode), this is a good score that will allow you to use the screen in almost all conditions brightness, the latest Redmi also do better at this level.


The fingerprint sensor is located exactly in the same place as the previous model and that's a good thing, this placement is ideal for positioning the thumb there. The fingerprint sensor responds fairly quickly. From a hardware point of view, Xiaomi uses the exact same sensor on several of these models.

Operating system

Not yet available / tested

Encoutered bugs

Not yet available / tested

Accessories Poco X3 Pro

Compare Poco X3 Pro with the others

Test / Review conclusion

The Poco X3 had shaken the mid-range by offering the best price / performance ratio, the Poco X3 Pro managed to do even better by offering even more performance for a price similar to the launch price of the Poco X3 in 2020. Xiaomi complicates the life of traditional brands by always offering more for a price lower than the competition but with the Poco brand they have created a competitor for their own brand. Poco thus becomes a competitor for Xiaomi, only the positioning of the product is a little different where Xiaomi is to be considered as a mainstream brand and where Poco is more oriented for gamers.

For around 200 € you have the best performing phone on the market in this price range, nothing comes close to the Poco for the moment. So, yes, everything seems to indicate that this phone is made for gamers but don't stop there. The performance offered by this phone is not only useful to gamers, it is also very useful in all everyday tasks thanks to an ultra fast memory (UFS 3.1). Loading apps, switching between apps, and the responsiveness of the phone will make you feel like your previous phone was really slow.

The Poco X3 Pro is not only a powerful phone, it takes other elements of a recipe that works with for example an ultra fluid screen of 120hz, a large battery of 5160 mAh and a good camera for this price range. The design of the phone is very divisive, it is not as neutral as a Redmi but it is all a matter of taste. I see a lot of comments all over the place about the photo block on the back of the phone, yes it's not very stylish but if that's the only big flaw in the phone it's probably not a big deal.

The Poco X3 had a big weakness in the network sensitivity, this weakness has been fixed on the X3 Pro, the network sensitivity is now much better. If this X3 Pro corrects the major flaw of the X3, what are its weaknesses then? The Poco X3 Pro could undoubtedly do better in some aspects but we must not forget its price point which erases almost all the parts of this test where the Poco X3 Pro is just average. So I'm not going to look for weaknesses to fill in boxes, if the photo is important to you, there are probably better but that does not mean that the Poco X3 Pro is bad.

What annoyed me a little every day was a small detail. The back of the phone is made of two types of coverings, when I felt the change from one to the other, I always felt like I had scratched my phone. The smooth part stands out a little more than the matte part and you can feel it when you grip it.


- unbeatable price / performance ratio
- memory speed, responsiveness of the phone
- 120hz screen well calibrated in standard mode
- good 4G and wifi sensitivity
- good sound quality


- optical unit at the rear rather protruding
- size (size / weight)

Alternatives to this product

There is no real equivalent to the Poco X3 Pro in this price range, the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro are certainly the closest to the Poco in terms of price / performance. For a phone offering the same level of performance from Samsung, it is necessary to go beyond 400 €. Among other Chinese brands, I don't see any direct competition in this segment either, Poco has managed to create a genre in the mid-range. I could compare the Poco to the Nubia or Black Shark but here too the price point is significantly higher.

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POCO X5 5G : test / review
The POCO X5 5G is a master buy in the mid-range, it knows how to do everything or almost everything while limiting the budget.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12: test / review
I've been testing the Redmi range for the last 5 years and every other time I've seen an interesting model. In principle this model should be interesting but will Redmi follow the tradition?
Poco X3 Pro: test / review
The Poco X3 Pro takes the fundamentals of the Poco X3 (which was a good phone) by offering 50% more performance for a more or less equivalent price. It thus becomes the king of performance in the mid-range.
Poco F3 Test / Review
The Poco family with a new generation of the F series but with a focus on performance instead of photography. The Poco F3 offers unmatched power in this price segment, gamers will be delighted.
Doogee S96 Pro: test / review
After a first positive experience with the Doogee brand, I decided to buy a second one with this S96 Pro which seems to offer an interesting performance/quality/price ratio.
Poco M4 Pro 5G test / review and price
Poco is back with a supercharged entry-level device and this Poco M4 Pro is sure to be a top performer at under £200
Test of the Google Pixel 5 / photo quality
I wanted to test the Google Pixel 5 for a long time, especially for the photo. I found it too expensive so I bought it second hand.
Poco X4 Pro 5G : test / review
The Poco X4 Pro is the second phone in the Poco X Pro range, the first one was a success, will this second model follow the same path?
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G : test / review
After the Note 11, Note 11 Pro, here is a third version of the "11" generation with a Pro+ 5G which is an 11 Pro with more power.
Full test / review of the Poco X4 GT
Poco continues to reach for the moon with ever more powerful phones, but fortunately the phone's qualities don't stop there.
OnePlus Nord 2T test / review
This OnePlus is the second phone of this brand that I test, the first one didn't impress me but this one has some strong arguments to make me change my mind.
Redmi 10: test / review
Generation after generation, Xiaomi manages to beef up its entry-level phones to the point where they tickle the mid-range models.
OnePlus Nord N100: test / review
I haven't tested any OnePlus phone yet because they were too expensive, but with the N100, OnePlus is getting into a more affordable price range, so I had to test it.
Redmi Note 10s : test / review
The Xiaomi machine continues to produce more models than any other brand and this Redmi Note 10s comes in between the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro
Realme GT 5G : comprehensive test / review
I haven't tested a Realme in a while but I couldn't miss the opportunity to test this new Realme GT. The power of this phone will allow it to compete with the most powerful phones on the market for a lower price.
iiiF150 R2022 : test / review
The iiiF150 R2022 is positioned as a rugged phone with a very military design. This phone clearly departs from the usual standards to assume an almost brutal identity.
Umidigi Bison Pro : test / review
Umidigi made a great entry into the world of rugged smartphones with the Umidigi Bison, they are now back with the Pro version with a better finish and more power.
Black Shark 4 Pro : review / test
The Black Shark 4 Pro is the latest addition to Xiaomi's range of gamer smartphones. This phone has a strong visual identity and nothing seems to get in the way.
Oukitel WP18: test and review
I had not tested any phone of this type for a few months and I decided to test this one because its price positioning will undoubtedly make it interesting for a very large public.
Poco F4 : test / review
The F range represents the top of the range at Poco and this range is often synonymous with power, design and innovation. Is this still the case with the F4?
TCL 10 Pro: test / review / price
I didn't know the TCL brand before testing the TCL 10 Pro, I was positively surprised by the high level of finish but does the rest hold up?
UGREEN 100W GaN chargeur rapide : test / avis
Are you tired of having to use several chargers and wait a long time to charge your devices? I may have a solution for you with this 100W fast charger!
TCL 30 SE : test / review / price
Who said that entry level was not interesting? For 150€ the TCL SE is not a performance machine but it has a lot of other assets to offer.
Poco M4 Pro 4G : test / review
After a first version in 5G, the Poco M4 Pro comes back in 4G version with a better screen, a better camera and more memory.
Poco M3 Pro : test / review
After the huge success of the Poco M3 at the end of 2020, Poco launches the PRO version with a performance/price ratio that will again shake up the market of smartphones under 200€.
Samsung Galaxy A52: test / review
I don't often test Samsung devices as many others already do but I wanted to make an exception on the Galaxy A52 which will probably generate a lot of sales.
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